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March 17, 2013, 11:11:54 AM
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If someone claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, what would constitute as proof?

-- post a message from Satoshi's account in this forum?
-- sign a message from the genesis block public key?
-- move around funds from several initial unspent outputs?

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March 17, 2013, 11:19:13 AM
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I guess spending some coins from the first block should be enough proof.

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March 17, 2013, 11:36:19 AM
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I guess spending some coins from the first block should be enough proof.
There is a nice signing function in the client, no need to spend  Smiley
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March 17, 2013, 11:39:26 AM
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I guess spending some coins from the first block should be enough proof.
These coins cannot be spent.

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The first 50BTC block reward went to address 1A1zP1eP5QGefi2DMPTfTL5SLmv7DivfNa, though this reward can't be spent due to a quirk in the way that the genesis block is expressed in the code (this may have been intentional).

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March 17, 2013, 11:46:38 AM
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Most likely satoshi's forum account has being disabled to prevent someone logging in and causing panic by saying something ridiculous and/or stupid.

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March 17, 2013, 12:09:17 PM
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Most likely he will just sign a message (we already know his public key: https://bitcointalk.org/Satoshi_Nakamoto.asc )
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March 18, 2013, 03:44:38 AM
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Posting from Satoshi's forum account signed message with Satoshi's PGP key is best way to do it.
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March 18, 2013, 04:08:57 AM
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Most likely satoshi's forum account has being disabled to prevent someone logging in and causing panic by saying something ridiculous and/or stupid.

Wasn't Satoshi's account disabled after the CosbyCoin incident?

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